The distance between Trichy and Chennai is 325 km. It takes a little more than five and half hours to reach Trichy from Chennai. The route is as follows: Chennai - Tambaram - Perungalathur - Vandalur - Otteri - Guduvancheri - Kattankolathur - Maraimalai Nagar (Ford factory) - Chengalpattu - Madurantakam - Melmaruvathur - Tindivanam - Vikravandi - Villupuram - Ulundurpettai - Asanur - Veppur - Perambalur - Srirangam - Tirichy. The road at Villupuram is not well maintained and there is a railway cross at Ulundurpettai which can take some time. But Ulundurpettai has some good restaurants, where one can have very decent meals.
Transport options from Chennai to Trichy
Chennai to Trichy By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Trichy from Chennai, which takes around five and a half hours. Approximate cost of cab ranges between INR15 and INR30 per kilometre. Ideal for group travellers, families and seniors.
Chennai to Trichy By Bus: Take a direct bus from Chennai to Trichy, which takes around five and a half hours. Trichy Bus Stand is around 7 km from the city centre. Take an auto-rickshaw to reach the city centre from the bus stand. Ideal for individual travellers, backpackers and youngsters.
Chennai to Trichy By Train: Take a direct train from Chennai to Trichy, a journey of about 6 hours. Trichy Railway Station is around 4 km from the city centre. Take a taxi from the railway station to reach the city centre. Ideal for travelling with families, kids and seniors. Recommended as it is time-saving and comfortable.
Chennai to Trichy By Flight: Take a direct flight from Chennai to Trichy, a journey of around 1 hour. Trichy Airport is situated at a distance of 4 km from the city centre. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are available from the airport to reach the city centre.
I travel frequently due to my nature of business. I prefer to travel by car to Trichy, as it saves time. Train journey is more comfortable in terms of sleep and safe. Flight journey is not worth as it too takes roughly 5 hrs in total to reach, even though flying time is half hour or so. What ever mode you travel, Place is good to stay as its in the central destination which one can easily approach.
Very good road to travel by day (In some patches road damaged but in spite of repeated written complaint with in a kilometer of Thirumangalam Toll Plaza there is a big pot hole which pose a great risk. Toll Plaza lacks basic amenities. Starting from Chennai by 6 Am will be ideal as we can escape the morning school hour rush between Tambaram and Chenglepat.
This bus operator did not have option of online booking. It is open ticket bus. Bus started timing in CMBT at 1.30 Pm. Reach Perugalathur at 2.15 Pm. Then bus was started at 3.30 Pm. They try to get open ticket in Perugalathur. And then A/C. This bus was not A/C Sleeper. This bus was a NON-A/C Sleeper name only suitable. If you broadcast like this bus. Really unhappy by this bus on Sunday. In open thicket they charge Rs 300/- Per head. Then why we use online booking and put ticket. If they sale ticket in open, we also go and buy ticket in open.
Simply I can say very bad. I was totally unsatisfied with that trip yesterday. Staff behaviour also very abd. Boarding point was unknown. Simply everything was very bad and terrible. I never recommend this service to anyone. Sorry to say.
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